Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/Affinity

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AFFINITY

ALL are not strangers whom we so misname:
Man's free-born spirit, which no rule can tame,
 Careless of time, o'er vasty distance led,
Still finds its own where alien altars flame,
 Still greets its own, amongst the deathless dead!